October is Black History Month in the UK. This year, the theme is ‘Time for Change: Actions Not Words.’
Our Student Engagement team have organised different events throughout the month to celebrate. All are welcome to the events; we'd love to see you there.
For all the latest updates, please follow the Student Engagement team on Instagram.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
by the statue in McIntyre House Ground Floor
Friday, 14 October, 11am-12pm
Bring a book/article/poem by a black author that you've read to discuss with others, facilitated by the Library team over a free hot drink and cake.
A member of the wellbeing team will be present to give support if needed.
GUEST SPEAKER in Moss House 117
Monday, 17 October, 2pm-3pm
Marian Adejokun will be sharing her personal story and campaign titled "My Scars Tell A Story."
She believes this is an important area to highlight, acknowledging that Black History Month Theme is based on Time For Change: Action Not Words.
Marian Adejokun has an MA in Early Years education from UCL Institute of Education. She also has a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies. Marian has worked in various educational sectors from Nurseries, Primary, SENCO, LSA, Early Years Teacher/Educator. She has spoken and written blogs with Childcare Education Summit (Early Years), Worked with Charted college of teaching.
MENTAL HEALTH PANEL DISCUSSION AND Q&A
Thursday, 20 October, 2pm-3pm
Discussion on mental health, the stigmas surrounding mental health in the black community and how others manage their mental health.
The panel consists of Leilani Gabrielle (Guild President), Vanessa Alexandra Barradas Antonio (Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor) and Olivia Rowe (Student Engagement Officer)
INCLUSIVITY AT UCB UPDATE in McIntyre House 134
Friday, 21 October, 2pm-3pm
Dr Devinder Rana-Rai giving an update on inclusive practice at University College Birmingham.